Implantable layer assemblies

  • US 10,182,819 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2015
  • Issued: 01/22/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector, comprising:

  • a first jaw comprising a proximal end and a distal end;

    a second jaw comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein at least one of said first jaw and said second jaw is movable to compress tissue between said first jaw and said second jaw;

    a staple cartridge assembly, comprising;

    a staple cartridge including a deck, wherein said deck comprises a plurality of staple cavities, and wherein said deck is configured to support the tissue;

    a plurality of staples at least partially stored in said staple cavities; and

    a first layer positioned adjacent to said deck, wherein said first layer comprises a composite absorbable material including at least two distinct fibrous materials, and wherein said first layer is attached to said first jaw by an attachment system comprised of polyglycolic acid that wraps over said first layer in more than two places between said proximal end and said distal end of said first jaw; and

    a second layer comprising a composite absorbable material including at least two distinct fibrous materials, wherein said second layer is attached to said second jaw in more than two places between said proximal end and said distal end of said second jaw.

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